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Was the First Slave Owner in America a Black Man?

This image claiming that the first slave owner in America was a black man has been going around social media for the last few months. As is mentioned by commenter Ralph459, this is not a picture of Anthony Johnson, but that of former slave and abolitionist from Massachusetts, Lewis Hayden [1] This image says: “The […]

Was the NAACP Formed By Female Republicans?

Was the NAACP Formed by Republicans, and More Specifically Female Republicans? I have seen several claims on Facebook pages that the NAACP was founded by Republicans, and more specifically Republican Women. NAACP was founded by 9 people, 6 men and 3 women. Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most […]

Obama Economic Record

Obama’s Economic Indicators #1 This is the first of two infographics I’ll fact check, it is comparing what the state of the Economy was in January 2009, when Bush left Office, and Obama took office, and is trying to compare what Obama was left with, and what he has today. It chooses specific Economic indicators which […]

Obama’s Presidential Firsts

Are all of these Firsts by President Obama True? This chain mail and social media post has been going around for a while, claiming all of these negative “firsts” for an American President and claiming that they were done by Obama. Some of them go right along with the birther conspiracies, some of them we […]

Is the US Really 3rd in Murders?

Is the US really 3rd in Murders? This infographic is posted on Facebook and other social media quite often. Are the numbers put on this image true? There are a few problems with these numbers on this graphic. The first problem is it doesn’t make any specifications, so I’m just going to run the numbers […]

Republicans On Civil Rights, and was Martin Luther King a Republican?

This image is a mixture of fact and fiction. Lets break it down by claim. First is the pictures of “Republicans” From left to right, of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Abraham Lincoln is known for being the first Republican President [1]. Frederick Douglass was definitely a republican also, he made statements […]

Did Charles Whitman only use a 3 Round Magazine?

Was Charles Whitman having mental health problems? Did what guns he used matter? Was he a Democrat? This picture is mostly true, but leaves a lot of important details out, and while it makes the point of the problem, fails to grasp it. In addition to the Remington 700 mentioned in this graphic, he also […]

President and Congress Full Salaries for Life?

Does Congress and the President get full Salary for Life? Is the Average Soldier Salary and Social Security Income that low? This one is a combination of facts and false. Lets look at the numbers Salary of Retired US Presidents First is Salary of Retired US Presidents. The number listed isn’t even the salary of […]

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